This sleepy puma is Viktoria. When I drew her I was recovering from back surgery and could only work for short periods of time, this drawing took my mind away from the pain and gave me a sense of calm. The day I took the reference photo was a hot, sunny day and Viktoria had found a dappled spot on one of the wooden stands where she could enjoy the warmth of the sun tempered with the cool of the shade.
This artwork was created using Derwent Lightfast Artist Pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat
Measurements approx 20cm x 29cm,
References used were my own.
Viktoria lives at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent, UK